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>> see you tomorrow. >> caption colorado, llc blocks a package in the house while voters flood capitol hill with e-mails and phone calls saying get the deal done. the latest on the talks and head off a possible government default. a new security scare in norway. trains and buses halted off central train station evacuated. the country still on edge after last week's bombings and shootings that left 76 people dead. under pressure from fellow democrats. david wu says he will resign rather than face an investigation over a sex scandal. look back at his history of odd behave "early" this wednesday morning, july 27th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "the early show" here on a wednesday morning. sun come up. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. no resolution in washington this morning. >> things were looking great in washington right now if you like indecision, constant bickering and stale mates. >> let's not forget the politicking. house speaker john boehner postponed a vote on his debt limit plan. that in order to add more spending cuts demanded by other republicans. also after the budget office found that it didn't quite add up as he had expected. as the bickering continues in washington the throw them all out sentiment seems to be growing across the country. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes has the latest this morning on the flood of reaction, shall we say, coming into capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: flood is a good word to describe it.
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good morning. welcome back, erica. at one point yesterday, about 40,000 calls an hour coming into congressional offices. the wait time to get a call answered in speaker boehner's office was over an hour. but the outpouring of public concern over this issue did not appear to move lawmakers who seemed determined to take this fight to the brink. >> congressman allen west's office. >> reporter: urged on by the president, americans flooded the capitol hill phone lines. republicans senator lamar alexander said the hundreds of people who called his office. >> alexander's office. >> reporter: expressed frustration with both parties. >> they are saying stop the spending, get the job done, get back to focusing on the economy. >> reporter: but the two sides are dug in deep. >> democrats will not vote for it. democrats will not vote for it. democrats will not vote for it. >> reporter: if anything, the president's words monday night. >> many of the republicans in
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the house refuse to consider this balanced approach. >> reporter: made republicans even madder. >> this president has created a mess and like a 10-year-old child, we are late in the game and we have offered to help him clean up his mess. >> reporter: but how? both sides vehemently dispose each other's plans despite the fact they are not all that dimp. both cut spending up front without raising any new tax revenue and both appoint a bipartisan commission to identify future cuts but the republican plan would allow only a short-term increase in the debt ceiling until those cuts are made. >> it's reasonable. it's responsible. it can pass the house. >> reporter: actually, it will only pass if boehner can somehow win over conservative members of his own party, who wanted even deeper cuts. >> i am confident, as of this morning that were were not 218 republicans in support of the plan. >> reporter: and speaker boehner was dealt another setback late yesterday, when the nonpartisan
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congressional budget office determined his bill would cut not the 1.2 trillion promised so now they have shelveed the plan to take a vote on the bill today and try to vote on it tomorrow as they look to bring the cuts back up to 1.2 trillion. this is a situation where there is not a day to looks. >> no. nancy cordes, thanks. we bring in now senior white house correspondent,. are they calling the white house well, bill. >> reporter: they did. they said increase in the call volume but wouldn't tell us how much is for and how much is again. look. the president spent 21 days doing tv appearances, megs, congressional leaders to sell this grand bargain of spending cuts and tax reforms and now he is reduced to waiting for a compromise between two bills in congress, either of which as we just saw gives him any tax
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increases. only increase in the spending limited 37 the main difference is the bill raises the debt limit through 2012. the republican bill raises it in two stages and mean a second vote next year and rerun of the debate in election year. the president's adviser said tuesday they would recommend a veto of that and yet the white house message today is that the president wants compromise. as a senior adviser put it to me, the house republicans have already gotten so much of what they wanted, they have to give up on the second vote. now, the white house position this morning is that it's now up to the republicans in the house and they are watching with great interest. speaker boehner's problem rounding up enough votes from his caucus. we may see the president later today. nothing planned. but both sides, the leaders are trying to avoid a default. but if they can't, if this goes to the brink, then there may very well be a short-term increase in the debt limit which the president would sign but you know what that would mean? the argue would continue. erica? >> oh, yea, more!
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bill plante at the white house, thanks. if there is no deal to raise the debt limit, major credit agencies are threatening to take away the united states' aaa credit rating and could still happen each if is there a deal. what does it mean for you? joining us is mark zandi. good to see you. >> good morning. >> put this in context. this has never happened before as far as the credit rating dropping in the states. what would it mean for the average american if we lose our aaa credit rating? >> higher interest rates. if the credit rating agencies downgrade treasury debt and downgrade the debt of fannie mae and freddie mac and important for the mortgage rates we pay, downgrade the debt of various banks, they will downgrade the debt of state governments and other municipalities. i think we all would be paying higher interest rates. instead of paying 4.5% for a fixed rate mortgage loan you
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might be paying 4.6%, 4.7%. >> with all of the dysfunction the americans are seeing in washington right now, are we going to be downgraded no matter what happens at this stage of the game? >> i don't know for sure. but i think the credit rating agencies have said we need do two things. one raise the debt ceiling limit by next week. the second is make substantive progress getting back to fiscal stateable and cutting our future debts significantly. i think the policymakers can get it done but need to get it done to avoid a downgrade. >> do you think an agreement will be reached before the august 2 deadline? >> i am sure that policymakers understand the gravity of this. if we go down this road and certainly if we go much past august nd then it's very likely that someone is not going to get paid on time, either social security recipients, people on disability, you might see
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government fur furloughs. we can't go down that path and i think policymakers will realize that. frankly, i don't think we are too far away that the parties involved are saying much of the same thing and i think they can come to a graceful resolution here. >> what is really threatening, though, the credit rating? is it the state of the economy or is it congress' inability to actually come together on a deal here? >> the latter. this is just a political decision, right? i mean, we are a large nation. we are very prosperous nation. we can pay our bills. we just need to have the political resolve to do that. so it's not the economy, it's not economics, it's politics. >> one last question. should we lose our aaa credit rating, how long would it take to get it back? >> it may not take very long at all if we do the right thing. take the case of great britain. they were in the same place about a year ago. their debt was downgraded.
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they had aaa and they lost it. they did the right thing. they made some really, hard tough choices and got the aaa back. you know, this isn't written in stone. we can -- our future is in our own making. we just have to do it. >> mark zandi, thank you for taking the time. >> thank you. congress needed any more problems for the third time this year, one of its members is now quitting due to a sex scandal. cbs news correspondent bill whitaker has that story. >> reporter: congress may have trouble agreeing on almost anything. but when it comes to one of their own and the subject is sex, they can act with blazing speed. oregon democrat david wu who has served 13 years in the house, abruptly resigned on tuesday under heavy pressure from fellow democrats. this after allegations from the teenage daughter of a campaign donor allegedly accusing wu of an unwanted sexual encounter. >> the leadership probably figure that there wasn't much
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downside to getting him to resign. >> reporter: it was not the first scandal for congressman wu. a woman claimed she was assaulted nearly three decades ago. >> i do take full responsibility for my actions of 28 years ago. and i am responsible for that. >> reporter: at the time, his wife stood by his side. they have since separated. then after this picture of wu in a tiger suit hit the web last year, some of his staff resigned and suggested he get psychological help. >> about two lanes. we got a -- >> reporter: the depart tour comes after resignations of anthony weiner and chris lee who sent lewd photos of themselves to women all of this at a time when americans, according to a cbs news/"the new york times" poll, are giving congress just a 16% approval rating. and with the current debate. >> congress does not want to
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spend time talking about the misbehavior of an individual member of congress. >> reporter: wu isn't leaving just yet. his resignation isn't effective until the debt ceiling crisis ends. bill whitaker, cbs news, los angeles. now to jeff glor for a look at other headlines this morning. good to have you back. >> good to be back, chris. welcome back. you guys didn't go anywhere. i went somewhere. anyway, thank you for the welcome back. appreciate it. we begin in norway. a sea of flowers, flags and candles continues to grow in central oslo. security concerns and false alarms are anking day-to-day life there this morning. elizabeth palmer he is in london with the latest on that. >> good morning, jeff. norwegian police are fairly sure the gunman anders breivik acted along as he claimed but they can't be 100% sure and means that forces across the country
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remain on high alert. >> reporter: police briefly cleared part of oslo's central train station this morning when somebody spotted unattended suitcase. it turned out to be a false alarm. this is a country on edge and still in mourning for the 76 victims of last friday's massacre. the gunman anders breivik is in jail in solitary confinement but police scouring the farm he leased north of oslo yesterday found and debt indicated a cache of explosives. breivik used the farm as cover to order several tons of fertilizer which police say was a main component of his oslo bomb. breivik's lawyer told reporters his client's actions were those of a mad man. >> this whole case has indicated he is insane. >> reporter: breivik intended his to start an anti-islamic revolution in the western world and claimed to be part of a network. >> he says he is a part of an
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international organization. he claims there is several cells throughout the western world. >> reporter: while police investigate those claims, norwegians remain united in sorrow and in compassion. there is no consensus in norway that breivik is insane. in fact, the country's head of intelligence this morning said she would be surprised. she said he showed himself to be calculating, focused, and able to plan for years. jeff? >> liz, thanks. and wrote out that detailed 1,500-page manifest tow. they are recognizing libyan's rebels at the country's legitimate government and dispelling the gadhafi regime. hague made the announcement this morning in london. unfreeze oil assets so the libyan government can now use them. in south korea rescuers saved people from raging floodwaters northeast of seoul. but at least 32 people died in landslides caused by sudden
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heavy rains there including ten college students who were doing volunteer work in the countryside. the floodwaters also reached the capitol hill today. marysol castro has our first check of weather now. 14 minutes past the hour. good morning to you. >> good morning, jeff. welcome back. good morning to everyone at home. show a video that comes from a line of severe storms last night. this was western massachusetts. it came in the form of heavy rain,
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thanks so much. has is your latest weather. now over to chris. soon many of us could have trouble getting our mail and not because of snow, rain or heat or gloom of night. the postal service may close thousands of post offices around the the country to cut loss.
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dean reynolds tells us how one small town is coping with the news. >> reporter: alongside stores that have seen better days, you can find a post office in verona, illinois. population, 215. one of some 3,600 mostly small offices, branches and stations that may have to close. what the postal service calls tough choices for a tough economy. >> we're going to be making significant changes in the way our customers interact with the postal service. >> reporter: one of the ways jim swartz interacts with the postal service in verona is biking over to it to pick up his mail every other day. there is no mail man here. if they close this one, what would it mean to you? >> oh, wow. pretty inconvenient for me. i would have to drive probably six miles every day to get my mail. >> reporter: as many as 3,000 post offices around the country are now open only two hours a day for business.
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first class mail having moved heavily to the internet. >> i think the computer age got the better of them when they weren't paying attention and so did fedex and so did u.p.s. but they do still serve a purpose. >> reporter: indeed, for communities like verona, mail delivery isn't the only thing happening at the post office. >> this has been sort of like the center of sort of a social center? >> sure, sure. down there is a gas station for the men and this is the women's! that's the truth! >> reporter: at goodman, closure they say would be like the tolg tolling of a bell and unwanted sign of verona's resign. >> they can't give some little store a place to sell stamps. we have no business. we have nothing! >> reporter: well, they still have the post office, at least for now. dean reynolds, cbs news, verona, illinois. >> you hate to see stories like this but last week, we talked
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about book stores pretty much becoming obsolete and now the post office? >> makes you wonder what is next. still ahead this hour, our final good-bye for friends and family of amy winehouse. >> the comforting loving words from her father's eulogy. this is "the early show" on cbs. s eulogy. if your kids want to sound cool, they have to look cool! so, here's what they'll need: denim, graphic tees, leggings and tunics, more denim, backpacks, headphones, hair gel, denim, converse one star shoes, denim, shaun white hoodies and denim. school takes a lot. target has it all.
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it's the at&t network... coming up, one of the republicans who would like to be president, jon huntsman, today some non-candidates are ahead of him in the polls, so he's making a few changes. we'll talk to him about that. friends and family say good-bye to amy winehouse. there's jon huntsman there. amy winehouse's father reveals new details from the night she dids. this is "the early show." we'll be right back. >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by big lots. think extreme value, big lots.
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air samples are being tested this morning to find out nger from a good morning. it is 7:25. i'm frank mallicoat. let get you caught up on some of the news this morning. air samples are being tested to find out if there was any danger from a smoky fire in fairfield. the six-alarm fire burned thousands of plastic contain, stored outside the factory where they were made. three firefighters treated for minor injuries. workers using a torch apparently started the fire accidentally yesterday. but what a fire it was. a 19-year-old from oakland was killed early this morning at the end of a police pursuit. the teen was thrown from his car when he crashed on the 29th avenue off-ramp from interstate 880. the chp was trying to stop him after they saw his car weaving on international boulevard. he is suspected of a dui. police chase was not related to a shooting in the
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same area about the same time. a man critically wounded near 47th and san leandro street. no suspect information at this time. traffic and weather coming right up. stay right there. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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westbound 580 accident approaching north livermore blocking one lane. you can see it's slow behind it. it may be clearing now. but unfortunately, it did cause our drive time to grow, jumped up there pretty quickly, 27 minutes now from the altamont pass out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. westbound 237 in milpitas, it is really jammed solid as well in those westbound lanes. you can see this backup leaving 880 and it's pretty slow like this all the way towards about zanker road. and the golden gate bridge, notice that drive time between novato and san rafael, slow because of an accident in marin, lawrence, what is he doing? making faces in the background and you see all that fog? >> yeah. you know what? a lot of folks might say, oh, no, we have a real gloomy day coming but look at this! >> that's pretty. >> lots of sunshine inland right now and a sign of some better weather as we are going to see some warm temperatures toward the afternoon, fog burning off, 50s and 60s at the coast. 70s inside the bay. ♪
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill, coming up on the program this morning, ethan hunt for the republican presidential nomination, but jon huntsman is having a tough time standing out. >> is he here with us in the studio this morning, we'll talk to him about his campaign, many saying where is the campaign, it's off to a slow start. we'll talk to him, he weighed in on speaker boehner's latest plan on what to do with the debt issues in washington, talk to him why he is supporting that plan and why he thinks maybe some other folks should get behind it. >> we're looking forward to speaking with him. first jeff glor with the headlines. >> speaking of speaker boehner he's scrambling to rewrite his
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debt ceiling plan. he pulled his two-tier plan to cut $1.2 trillion in spending after the congressional budget office found it would only cut $850 billion and a number of conservative lawmakers rebelled. he'll have a new plan ready for a vote tomorrow. i taliban attack and the taliban took responsibility for today's bombing. the u.s. issued a new terror alert for americans traveling overseas today. the state department says new attacks might
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the funeral for singer amy winehouse drew hundreds of people toe eye london cemetery yesterday, some of them paid a special tribute dressing and wearing their hair just as she did. more from cbs news correspondent michelle miller. ♪ >> reporter: with her soulful
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voice, signature blackby hive and smoky eyes, amy winehouse was unmistakable by her own, her music undeniably original. at a traditional jewish service in northern london tuesday, three days after she was found dead in her town home, family and friends bid the singer a final farewell. about 100 mourners attended the service including friend kelly osborne who reportedly had a long conversation with winehouse and reportedly seemed fine the night before she died. her father delivered the eulogy saying "good might my angel, sleep tight." winehouse gave details to "us weekly" about the last night of his daughter's tight. "she was in her room playing drums and singing as it was late. her security guard said to keep
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it quiet and she did. when he went to check on her in the morning she was asleep. he went back a few hours later. that was when he realized she was not breathing and called for help." he also said amy was not depressed but her mother, janice, told the british newspaper that her daughter seemed out of it the night before she died. >> i can confirm the deceased is amy winehouse. >> reporter: an autopsy did not determine the cause of death and so far police are describing it as unexplainable, but toxicology tests are continuing, with results expected next month. ♪ >> reporter: on stage, amy winehouse captivated audiences, winning five grammy awards in her short-lived career and selling millions of copies of her second of only two albums "back to black." >> we never heard a voice quite like that, she had incredible amounts of pain, experience and
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sort of lived reality in every one she sung. ♪ they tried to make me go to rehab and i say no, no, no ♪ >> reporter: off stage winehouse publicly battled addiction. just last month at a concert in belgrade, serbia, winehouse was reportedly so drunk her behavior so erratic she was booed off stage by angry fans. she was forced to cancel an 11-day european tour. ♪ regardless or maybe because of her troubles, amy winehouse sang the blues with a passion so severe that critics say her soulful voice will live on for years to come. >> she brought a really unique quality to every song she sang. she was one of a kind. >> reporter: amy winehouse was just 27 years old. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> this morning winehouse is
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back on the charts, her "back to black" album is number nine on billboard after selling 37,000 units in the u.s. this past week, more than the cd is sold in the last three years. you cannot question her talent, just a troubled, troubled young lady. >> terrible end. just ahead this morning on "the early show," jon huntsman wanted to make a splash when he declared his candidacy. so far, though, a lot of folks say it's more like a ripple. the presidential hopeful is here with us in the studio. he'll talk about his chances of rallying republican support for his campaign and perhaps what he thinks should be done in shingtt crisis. this is "the early show" on cbs. and although you've been on an antidepressant for at least six weeks, you're frustrated that your depressive symptoms are still with you. seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder. for many, taking seroquel xr with an antidepressant was proven more effective for treating unresolved symptoms of depression
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it's the simple joy of a delicious combination. ♪ the republican presidential field is filled with candidates jockeying for position and of course for attention. one of the hopefuls down in the polls so far, jon huntsman. >> cbs news political correspondent in washington with a look at the former governor's campaign. >> reporter: jon huntsman got a lot of glowing media coverage, called the candidate that barack obama was most afraid of but so far those republican voters just aren't buying it.
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>> today i'm a candidate for the office of president of the united states of america. >> reporter: jon huntsman entered the republican primary promising a campaign of civility as barack obama's former ambassador to china, he said he would side step the typical attacks and deliver a positive forward-looking message. >> we will conduct this campaign on the high road. i don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president. >> reporter: while the other candidates took sharp aim at barack obama -- >> we have a president whose policies have failed. >> this is now his economy and what he has done has failed the american people. >> reporter: we can't afford four more years of failed leadership. >> reporter: huntsman largely stayed above the fray. but now two months later to say huntsman's campaign has failed to get traction is an understatement. he's barely registering in national polls which show ten others ahead of him including
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three people, rick perry, sarah palin, rudy giuliani who haven't said whether or not they're running and in the key state of new hampshire where huntsman hopes to go head-to-head with front-runner mitt romney he doesn't crack the latest poll. huntsman is taking a new lay gresive approach, replaced his campaign manager and taking sharper aim at president obama, for example calling his position on the debt ceiling reckless, misguided and politically convenient. now obviously it's still early. the field isn't settled yet. huntsman hasn't participated in a presidential debate so a lot of people don't know who he is. the question is whether once they know him will those republican primary voters agree this moderate republican is the one to take on barack obama? chris? >> cbs's jan crawford in wash wash for us, thank you. >> joining us now just back from campaigning in new hampshire republican presidential candidate jon huntsman. good to have us wiyou with us.
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>> glad to be with you. >> glad to be discouraging. the latest gallup poll has you polling 2%. why are you not breaking through? >> i can think of some presidents in the past who have done well in the end when they were polling low in the race. if the election were next month that would be cause for concern. the fact of the matter is we've got a long way to go. we've been in the race for one month. it's the early building blocks put in the early states like new hampshire and south carolina and florida. it's about rallying around your message, that is about expanding the economy and creating jobs and getting this country moving again. that's going to take a little while and we're in the early days, the dog days of summer. >> you have to get out of the blocks quickly. >> of course. >> i think it would be safe to say you haven't gotten out the way you would have liked. >> we've announced, gotten terrific presence in the early states. nobody is going to pay attention to the race until september and october. by then we'll have the
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organization on the ground, we'll have a message honed that is absolutely in keeping with what we did as governor of the state of utah, moving this country to a position of competitiveness and job creation that everybody knows is possible. >> one of the major themes of the campaign is the economy. the focus for most americans is washington and what is not being done on both sides of the aisle by the people they put in those jobs there. you just came out in support of speaker boehner's plan. we learned it doesn't add up to the amount of deficit reduction he initially said it would. a number of republicans are not behind that plan. the "wall street journal" said it was rebellious. why do you think speaker boehner's plan is the way to go? >> it's the only act in plan. we're 25% of the world's gdp, still the country everyone in the world looks to for leadership and financial leadership. we've got to find a solution. speaker boehner's solution is right on, cuts where we need to cut. he talks about tax reform where we desperately need it, he talks
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about a balanced budget amendment which we're going to need. every country in this budget has a balanced budget and looking at entitlements as well. it's a two-step process to be sure but i think it is the best solution on the table. >> is there any concern one of the steps to be another vote of course and this would happen during the election cycle. this is a major issue right now. do you want to face it again during the campaign? >> the people of the country need to provide their stamp of approval, the impremature, the cuts and entitlement reform and tax reform, a balanced budget amendment, these are key issues. there is good news, these are huge issues we have not discussed before as a country, they're coming to a head and i have every reason to think for the first time in recent history, we're going to be embracing some aspects of financial management, tax policy
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that we have long needed, and now people are talking about in a serious vain for the first time. that's good for this country. if it takes us two steps to get there, so be it but first we've got to meet our financial obligations. >> when you announced you were running for president you said the policical discourse is corrosive, you changed your tact. do you need to take shots at mitt romney, at president obama to get noticed? >> civility, civility can coexist with the facts. in a race you've got to point out your differences, you've got to put your record on the table. our state, utah, which was the number one job creator while i was governor against states governed by others way behind, you've got to compare and contrast, that's fair. you can proceed in a way that's respectful that takes the high road in terms of how you deal with these issues. nobody wants to rip down somebody's integrity. it's the personal attacks that i
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think americans hate so much about politics these days. stick to the issues. you can talk about the issues and draw your differences, that's totally fair and we're going to do that. >> governor, thanks so much. we have to go. >> it's an honor. >> we'll be right back. with new extra-strength bayer advanced aspirin. it has microparticles so it enters the bloodstream faster and rushes relief right to the site of your tough pain. ♪ in fact, it's clinically proven to relieve pain twice as fast. new bayer advanced aspirin. extra strength pain relief, twice as fast. a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. ♪ in here, video games are not confined to screens. ♪ excuse me, hi.
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air samples are being tested... to determi good morning. it's 7:55. let's get you caught up on some of the headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. air samples are being tested to determine if there was any hazard from all that smoky fire in fairfield. yesterday, a six-alarm fire burned thousands of plastic contain, stored outside the factory where they were made. investigators believe it was started accidentally by workers that were using a torch. a man was killed early this morning at the end of a police pursuit in oakland. he was thrown from the car when he crashed on the 29th avenue off-ramp from northbound interstate 880. the chp says officers tried to stop him after they saw his car weaving on international boulevard. investigators believe alcohol was a factor in that crash. and state investigators believe a mountain lion is behind the death of several sheep and goats near half moon
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your screen, that's where there is an accident involving a motorcycle and a van. traffic unfortunately is at a standstill approaching the accident scene. it looks like chp is now on scene. we are talking about this area right here. traffic in those northbound lanes is jammed beyond hegenberger and growing as well as your drive time up to 30 minutes now between 238 and the maze. we also having about problems for the silicon valley commute. westbound 237 by the 880 interchange, jammed solid until you reach great america parkway where lanes are blocked. that is your traffic. for an update on your forecast, here's lawrence. elizabeth, we have some fog out there this morning in parts of the bay area, sunshine though in others already, mount vaca cam looking good there as we have clear skies showing up in the valleys. it's going to get hot in some inland spots today pushing up into the 90s in many spots inland a lot of 60s and 70s around the bay, 80s toward the santa clara valley. ,,,,,,,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show" here on a wednesday, july 27th. . and welcome back to ""the early show."" >> we've been hearing a lot this morning about you, the american people, calling your congress people to say enough, already. finish the debt limit deal, start working on the important issues. start doing the job we sent you to washington to do. most folks are talking about the kp economy, of course. americans, putting them back to work. >> employment at the forefront of many americans' concerns. we've all heard it's easier to get a job whether you have a job. today, for millions of americans not only is that true.
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they believe they're being distribu discriminated against because they're not working. >> reporter: for nearly 20 years, michael resterhome rose through the ranks in stanford, connecticut at his job, eventually becoming director of business development. but in january his position was eliminated and his search for a new job began. >> if you can make an early estimate that, will be great. >> reporter: after sending out dozens of resumes and going on half a dozen interviews, he is getting restless. >> you kind of think about it day to day. well, whats my next step? should i call them again? i called them six times. i don't want to be a pest. >> reporter: but he's just one of 14 million americans currently unemployed and is about to become one of the more than six million americans who have been looking for work for six months or longer. that half year mark is a tipping point for getting hired, according to the national employment law project. >> just a lot of assumption
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that's get built up around being unemployed and employers, employment agencies really not wanting to take a chance on the unemployed. >> reporter: in a new report, the organization says companies are less likely and in some cases unwilling to hire those out of work for six months or more. it found 150 listings including this one requiring applicants to be currently employed. a practice that the group considers to be discriminatory. >> i think that employers might feel that someone who's been out of work for more than six months has begun to lose skills. which could be true for some people. but it's certainly not true for most people. >> reporter: the issue has even hit capitol hill where legislation has introduced that would make the practice illegal. >> this is unamerican. it's unfair. and it should not be legal in america to do that. >> reporter: michael westerhome believes employers who immediately dismiss unemployed candidates are missing out. >> i think that there's a lot of
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good talent out there. and for somebody to pass somebody over just because they happen to, you know, be in that position is shortsighted. >> reporter: a new reality facing the millions of americans trying to get back to work. cbs news, fairfield, connecticut. we want to mention that company mentioned in elaine's report told cbs news the employment requirement must be a typo and removed it just minutes later. joining us now, john challenger, ceo of challenger gray & christmas. good morning you to. >> good morning. >> what is the down side of hiring somebody that has 20 good years of experience? >> companies worry this is a long term unemployed. everybody likes experience. but they worry about your urgency. they worry about the currency of your skills. they wonder maybe has inner shah set in. they have a lot of candidates to look at. you can be like a house that's been on the market for a long
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time. they just say maybe i missed something that someone else saw. so it doesn't seem fair if you've been out of work that long a period of time. >> how discouraging for people who have been out of work for just three or six or nine months for prospective employers to think you lost all your skills and forgotten all that you've done just because you've been out of work for a little bit of time. >> of course that's not true. you've got to, in fact, prove to them that in fact that long period of time makes you more urgent. you want that job. you're going to work harder for that company than anybody they find. you know what it's like to be unemployed and fill in the gaps in your resume. if you've done volunteer work or consulting work, make sure you tell them about that. and maybe it's just that you've been out of work for a while because you decided to take time off to take care of an ailing parent. you can explain sometimes a gap because you had more pressing personal issues to take care of. >> john, what would you tell somebody who's sitting back and saying i'm not even going to go search anymore. it's been a year, year and a half and no one is even returning my calls and
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discouraged? >> you know, it is one of those periods of time where it is very easy to get discouraged. you have to bring those people around you who lift you up. you have to stay at it like a full time job. you got it fight for your employment. maybe it means taking a job, a part time job or something to get back to work, that gets you back in that working mode. you can keep looking today while you're working. so nothing says you can't take a job that's for less money even. it gets you back in the picture. >> what kind of jobs are available right now? >> well, there are industries that are really growing. health care is the strongest adding 24,000 jobs on average the last year. just in the last month, leisure and hospitality added 34,000 jobs. that was a real plus. energy has been a strong sector right on through with a drive for energy independence. another strong category, just skilled jobs. professional business services, engineers, accountants, i.t.
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workers continue to be hired. >> are there any locations around the country that are more plentiful than others? >> texas seems to be the strongest state right now with unemployment nationally at 9.2%. texas is at 8.2%. they've added more jobs than most other places. also the plains states, the dakotas, nebraska. they've had relatively low unemployment. >> all right. john challenger, thanks so much. good to talk with you this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks, chris. >> all right. that's the one thing, you have to keep at it. it's easier said than done. but you really have to just keep fighting. >> he said have the people around you that can help rally you. >> jeff glor is always supporting us. i'd like to thank you for that this morning. >> you're very welcome. anything i can do. >> speaking of rallying, by the way, something congress might want to do at some point here, right? >> you think? >> yeah. this week, president obama are people rallying. president obama asked americans to call congress to express their outrage over the partisan
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bickering on the debt ceiling talks. and people did call. >> senator smith's office? >> there is no reason to yell. >> nearly 40,000 calls came in yesterday that, is twice the usual number. so many e-mails some congressional web sites crashed. despite all those calls, there is no change in the deadlock this morning. house speaker john boehner plans to vote tomorrow to raise the debt ceiling. a vote planned today was canceled after they found it would only cut $850 billion in spending rather than the 1.2 there are trillion he thought. a number of conservatives rebelled. boehner is writing a new plan. the senate has no plan to vote on a competing debt limit measure from majority leader harry reid. this morning the chief xmes economists says that cyst could lose the rating if a debt limit isn't raised. that could mean trouble. >> higher interest rates. if the current rating agencies
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downgrade treasury debt, they'll downgrade the debt of other institutions, fannie mae and freddie mac. that is very important for the mortgage rates we play. >> he said he still believes a deal is possible. police and army are on alert in norway today. part of oslo's central train station was briefly closed as police used a robot to check a suitcase that was left unattended. turned out to be a false alarm. investigators still say they're not completely sure that the man they jailed for last friday's bomb and gun attacks was working alone. yesterday police found a detonator explosive stockpile at a farm that he had been renting. britain said they'll recognize libya's rebels as this country's legitimate government. it's expelling all diplomats representing the gadhafi regime. foreign secretary william hague is inviting them to london. he is also unfreezing $150 million of libyan oil assets so the opposition government can
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use it. oregon congressman david wu is resigning over allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. wu, a democrat, says it was consensual. he plans to leave congress when the debt limit crisis is resolved. finally, crash course for a student driver in california. motor vehicle office is closed this morning after a driving lesson ended on monday with the student smashing into the driving school. nine minutes past the hour. oops. we have a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. america's fighting men and women come home to a hero's welcome. but they also come home to a tough economy. and for many, more than a year later, jobs are still hard to find and prospect are slim. we'll take a look at the growing problem of unemployment among america's veterans. that story tonight on the cbs evening news.
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action a relatively new technology but managed to turn around the lives of a sick brother and sister. dr. jennifer ashton is here with their story. >> a great story. the decoding of the human genome was completed in 2003 but now for one of the first times personal dna sequencing has led to a life changing treatment for a set of california twins and it's all because of their mother's fierce determination. 14-year-old twins alexis and noah b beery look like typical teens today, athletic, happy, full of energy but it wasn't always this way. >> it was a household kind of under chaos. >> reporter: not long ago episodes like this were frequent. from birth they suffered one miss earious illness after another. >> alexis never slept through the night, coordination problems, multiple visits to the emergency room for seizures, noah threw up multiple times a
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day. >> reporter: at age 2 the family was told the twins had cerebral palsy but the family doubted the diagnosis. >> when you have cerebral palsy you don't get worse but alexis continued to get worse and worse. >> around age 5 she started regressing and she started losing abilities that she had before and at that point i knew that something wasn't right. >> reporter: retta went searching for answers and found this article that changed everything. >> as soon as i read the article i knew that was her, what she is. >> segawa dystonia, a rare movement disorder is often taken for cerebral palsy. a doctor treated alexis with medication. the results were almost instant. >> she was able to get into a car on her own, pulled the seat belt down for the first time in her life. >> reporter: two years ago a setback, alexis developed severe breathing problems.
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>> we almost lost her a couple of times. we had the paramedics in our house trying to get her breathing again. >> reporter: retta went on the hunt again leading the family to baylor college of medicine where they mapped their entire genetic code. >> we were able to zero in on the exact gene that was broken or wrong in the children that led to the disease. >> reporter: dr. richard gibbs directs the baylor human genome sequencing center. >> these twins were immediately able to be offered a new treatment that could benefit them and we're able to say that directly from the dna information. >> reporter: their once disabling disorder is treated with dopamine and serotonin supplements. >> the sequencing gave us new answers and new life. today to see our kids doing all the things that we had only dreamed of is truly a miracle.
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>> it's amazing, gives you goosebumps as we're watching it here. incredible outcome for alexis and noah. who else could benefit from something like personal gene mapping? >> this is the wave of the future, personalized medicine. unfortunately it's not for everyone. it's really most effective when you're talking about a disease or a disorder where there's a single gene that's mutated or behaving properly and we have to remember, genes turn on proteins and that protein has an action and in a disease you either want to turn that on or off and that's where the targeted therapy becomes really effective. >> i imagine this is not inexpensive. >> certainly is not and according to baylor what they went through cost about $100,000 according to the national institutes of health and some cases it can be done for $8,000 but again the hope is that it might be available in the future for as little as $1,000. think of it like when flat screen tvs first came on the market they were so expensive,
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the price has come way down hopefully that for gene therapy as well. >> families crossing their fingers. great story. still ahead, politicians, celebrities, criminal suspects, all of them lying in public. are they doing it more often and why are they getting away with it in many cases? some people say it's actually threatening to turn this entire country into a nation of liars. we'll see if we can help stop that. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. >> "healthwatch" sponsored by united health care, online at specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers.
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[ male announcer ] it's the at&t network. i know you love music, i love music. this morning a new voice is heating up the new debt ceiling debate in washington. listen to this. ♪ raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt reeling ♪ ♪ raise the debt ceiling, raise the debt ceiling ♪ ♪ 40 trillion in debt, we ain't
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got no qualm ♪ ♪ spending money we don't have ♪ that's the name of the game ♪ got all kinds of twhips ♪ people ask me how do i get them, i call stimulus ♪ >> that's comedian remy munasiv, called "raise the debt ceiling." >> it's hysterical, highly recommend you look it up and you know what? maybe it will do the trick. music can be unifying. >> it's actually you're talking about raising the roof on the internet, it's got like 45,000 hits. >> it's going to sky rocket now that it's been on "the early show." it's funny. >> needs more forward motion. >> sometimes you just need to laugh at a situation when it's not really going anywhere. maybe this is a good way for to you do it if you're fed up and been on hold for an hour trying to get through to your congressperson go to youtube.
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yeah. ocean spray blueberry juice drinks -- real blueberries, real good. air quality officials are yesterday's hu good morning. 8:25. i'm grace lee with your news headlines. air quality officials are examining the health risk from yesterday's huge fire at a plastics plant in fairfield. plant workers believe that a torch started it by accident. and today opponents begin their fight against gay history lessons in california schools. they will collect signatures for a possible ballot referendum trying to overturn that new law. it's scheduled to take effect in two years. police hope that the surveillance picture will help catch the man who stole a car containing giants memorabilia. the owner of the car left his key in the car yesterday at a mcdonald's in walnut creek. that stolen memorabilia includes bats and balls autographed by willie mccovey. traffic and weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. let's start off with a live look at conditions across the golden gate bridge. kind of sluggish between novato and san rafael. we had one earlier accident in marin wood but lawrence, look at all that fog out there. love it really. reducing visibility for drivers. kind of an issue there. hey, better news now out of 880 in oakland. earlier traffic alert looks
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like it's completely cleared now. we were following an accident, we see it in our camera here past the coliseum. it was northbound 880 around the 66 exit and traffic was pretty much at a standstill. so that's why you see that really long drive time, 41 minutes from 238 to the maze. so obviously, it's still taking time for traffic to recover. same thing for silicon valley commute. there was an earlier accident westbound 237 right before great america parkway. that's out of lanes. but still have residual backups behind it and things are fine now along the peninsula, just a little bit of our usual slow traffic north- and southbound 101 as you make your way into and out of palo alto. that's your traffic. for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, here's why i like that fog. it's being compressed by a strong ridge of high pressure, that means getting down near the surface, that means it's going to burn off earlier and we'll see more sunshine and the temperatures are looking good by the afternoon. maybe even a little not spots inland, 90s in the warmest spots, even some 60s at the coast. ,,,,
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welcome back to "the early show." i'm chris wragge along with erica hill. coming up, smartphone addiction. >> what? >> smartphone addiction. a new study shows that we might not realize just how attached we are to that little device and how dependent on it we've become. >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> some psychologist believe the habits many people develop with
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constant smartphone use when other people are talking and trying to do their jobs. >> hey there's an article this morning on smartphones. >> we're going to take a look at this growing problem. >> did you see it? >> can i get a little of your attention, please? give me that thing. give me that thing. millions of netflix subscribers not so happy. have you heard about this? some could be paying an extra six bucks a month, that could equate to a 60% price hike. the company says mailing dvds are expensive and they want more people to use streaming video service instead. and we'll look at alternatives for you that can be cheaper. but first the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. turns out maybe going out of style in america. there's a string of recent court cases you may have noticed, scandals some say we're living through an epidemic of lying. >> i had no prior knowledge --
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>> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. >> casey anthony not guilty, convicting her only on four relatively minor charges of lying to the police. >> i have not been honest with myself, my family, my constituents, my friends. >> that was, that is the simple truth. >> as americans, we like to think that we really value honesty, and every time we see another one of the lying khan scandals we're so appalled. >> i don't believe that nicotine for our products are addictive. >> i believe that nicotine is not addictive. >> at the same time, we are lying more than ever before and the people around us are lying more than ever before. >> did i send the photograph? i did not. this was a prank, a hoax. >> anthony weiner denied at first he had been sexting these various women and got caught and admitted it. it remains to be seen down the line whether it will happen, will he get a talk show like eliot spitzer, will he benefit
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in. >> there has been a slew of these in the political arena. >> you're not going to resign? >> no. >> california governor arnold schwarzenegger, the former presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate john edwards. >> the president of the united states. >> indeed i did have a relationship with miss lewinsky that was not appropriate. >> clinton is still one of the most popular presidents out there. it doesn't seem to have actually hurt him that much in the long run. >> it does send a message to society. it's easy to lie and very often you're going to get away with it. >> providing false information to a law enforcement officer, i will adjudge you to be guilty. >> everybody is speculating how much money she's going to make, book offers, tv deals, what she's going to do. ultimately in the end she's a famous face and in some ways benefiting from these lies. >> it's hard to keep your idealism intact. it's hard to believe you're living in an honest world when dishonesty is everywhere. >> massive cheating scandal in
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atlanta's public schools. >> the school cheating case shows principals, teachers becomi becoming complicit with cheating and lying to cover it up. what do they think with teachers cheating on their behalf and lying about it. >> lots of people are cheating for different reasons. the people at the top are cheating because the rewards for cheating are so huge. >> what do you have to say for yourself mr. madoff? >> a lot of ordinary americans cheat because they feel the system is stacked against them, they see the cheating by the people at the top. they feel hey, why not cut corners to make my life a little easier? >> i'm not a crook. >> it's always been here, part of human nature but in the last 10 to 20 years it's become significantly worse and is reaching epidemic proportions. >> i worry about america's moral compass. i think in some respects we are a nation of liars.
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>> thank you and good afternoon. >> boy, paints quite a picture. joining us is psychologist and "early show" contributor dr. jennifer hartstein. nice to have you back with us. i mean that sincerely. >> thank you. we both are not lying. >> we hear in the piece robert feldman, soesh kolgz studying lying for years, america is a nation of liars. are we? >> well, it's an interesting thing he says. we definitely seem to be lying more. research said that 50% of the worst lies are actually told by 5% of the population. so it's interesting, who are we watching? we might be watching that 5% of the population but the truth is that women and men both lie a lot over the course of the week. they say that they lie in approximately one-fifth of their social exchanges that lasts more than ten minutes and they say they deceive 30% of other people in one-to-one interactions over the course of a week so on some
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level yes, we are lying more, and the question is why? and we have to kind of think well, are we doing it to get ahead? is that what the lesson is that's being learned even though we're being taught to be honest. >> in some way if you see these people who have lied in the past to go on to some form of success whether it's financial, whether it seems to be in politics or business or some other way it would almost say nice guys finish last, throw the essays out the window. >> if you think about the people in power who are in line or lied and still stay in power so we have to think about if it takes them a shorter amount of time to get to where they want to go do i need to do that, too? >> how do you refer to it beyond being the annoying person, who says "you're lying!" >> it is really challenging and there's no easy way because there's no easy way to know for sure someone's lying unless they get caught. do we have to have better standards in the court system?
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do we have to have better standards what have we prosecute? how do you prove it? how do you know? >> is it ever okay to tell a white lie to protect someone's feelings? >> it is. it's when it becomes disingenuous. if you are looking at your friend and she loves a dress and you don't, you say she looks pretty, that's okay. >> is it more the younger generation or adults? >> it's hard to say but the adults aren't setting a great example for the younger generation so they're learning it's okay. >> maybe we can change that, starting this morning. >> only honesty. really nice to see you. >> nice to see you. >> love you, mean it. here's jeff glor with one more check of the day's headlines. jeff good morning and i mean that, good morning my friend >> as do i, good morning, erica. 37 minutes past the hour. norway security forces on high alert this morning still. part of the main train station in oslo was closed as police used a robot to investigate an unattended piece of luggage.
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that turned out to be a false alarm but norwegians remain on edge. the gunman who killed 76 people indicated he may have been working with others. norway's prime minister said this morning norwegians will demonstrate they are not afraid. >> norway is an open, tolerant and inclusive society, only to open debate and overcome extremism and intolerance. violence can never be accepted. >> the confessed killer, anders behring breivik will remain in solitary confinement. at least 32 people in south korea died because of flooding. in a court case in georgia a judge spared raquel nelson from prison following the death of her son. nelson was found guilty of vehicular homicide earlier this
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month. her 4-year-old was hit and killed by a van when he was crossing in the wrong crosswalk. facing three years in jail she was sentenced to one year probation after an outcry from the public. >> we'd like to thank everybody for your concern and support and helping get the message out there, and hopefully we can move on from this situation. >> the van driver served six months in prison after pleading guilty to hit and run, not his first run-in with the law. the thief tried to make an atm withdrawal with a backhoe. surveillance video shows him smashing through the wall of a store in louisiana. seems like a lot of trouble for not much. the thief could not get into the atm it turns out, so he left empty handed, empty backhoe handed. does that make sense? 39 minutes past the hour. >> no. >> it doesn't. back hoe-handed?
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>> marysol castro, a new word? >> i appreciate your desire to be witty and that's, i'm not lying. i do. you're not always witty but i appreciate the trouble. >> thank you, i guess. >> good morning, everyone. we have some action in the tropics. this is what we call a tropical wave, it's moving in a northwest direction over the next 12 hours, could turn into a tropical depression, then a tropical storm. if it does it will become tropical storm don. as it tracks in this direction it could bring some much needed precipitation to portions of texas, an area that does not need precipitation would be the southeast, seen seven consecutive days of rain and some as much as four inches of rain. mobile, new orleans you get rain today. gorgeous area is the southwest. fresno, 95. 82 in san ,,,,
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. over to chris. >> thank you so much. net flick, the video company that sends out dvds in the red envelopes recently announced a $6 a month price hike and caught many of its $25 million subscribers off guard and a lot of them are not happy about it. now some competitors are moving in to take advantage of this situation. dvd and streaming video giant netflix is the at center of a customer complaint firestorm. two weeks ago netflix announced it was separating its dvd and
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streaming video subscriptions resulting in a 60% hike starting in september for existing customers. thousands of customers vented their anger with deaf netfldear netflix tweets. this one netflix stock down today, laugh out loud, poetic justice for i agreedy company that turned its back on a loyal customer base. after netflix announced depressed net quarter walmart struck back, walmart announced many movies the same day they come out on dvd. walmart already offers 20,000 streaming movies through which can be viewed through 300 internet connected devices. joining us is jason cochran, contributing editor at jason good to see you here this morning. >> good to see you. >> the 60% price increase has people up in arms, you do it
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like that, not good for the customers. what can be expected? >> sort of like the airlines, ripped a page from the airline playbook and unbundled their services. used to pay you pay $10, have streaming movies unlimited and also be sent dvds. now if you want them you have to pay for them separately. if you want to keep the old services you had, pay $16 a month rather than $10 does not make people happy. >> the reason behind this is because they weren't doing very well? >> moving toward streaming movies in general, costs money to send things out, the warehouse, pay for postage and since we're moving toward streaming a lot of the companies need to have better libraries available. to do that it takes money because you have to negotiate with the studios. netflix is trying to position itself to where it is more of a streaming company in the future. >> you talk about the streaming video, much more convenient but still a huge percentage of people that like the changeable dvd and have that in their hands. are there cheaper alternatives to are people? >> i like to have the extras and the cut scenes and commentaries and one of the ones you can get
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it from is blockbuster, the video store that's slowly dying is moving into sending people dvds and if you want to, you can trade them out at the video store, called blockbuster total access, costs about $12 a more, more than netflix but you can get movies right away as soon as the dvds are released. netflix has a waiting period, also greencini, art house, classic movies. flet flix and blockbuster are more mainstream, hollywood more blockbuster. greencini is $10 a month. >> kiosks, pop up all over town, good to go that as well? >> kiosks have downsides, there's often a line, one person at a time can use them, eliminates the ability to sit there and browse, one of the pleasures of a video store. red box is $1 a flight, drugstores and grocery stores. blockbuster has got its own blockbuster express but it's
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operating in chapter 11 so its future is not necessarily assured right now. >> might want to bring that up, but got to be careful there. streaming video options there? >> a crowded field and getting more and more busy, netflix has had a moment of weakness. big announcement yesterday walmart is streaming vudu on its website. vudu is available on video players and smart tvs. as little as 9 cents up to $1 per movie. >> amazon streaming video. >> pay $80 a year, discounted shipping, you can get a smaller selection. i wouldn't rely upon it exclusively because it doesn't have as many movies available as some of the other players do. >> we talked about pros and cons. what would one be? >> you have to cobble together. not all of them have the movies. you get two or three pay-per-view, go with apple tv has stuff, best buy, cinema now, use pay-per-view, you may not
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use as much as you thought you would. >> eryca, over to you. for many people, maps, cameras, watches, books, digital music player you can find them all on one device, they replaced them all with a smartphone that does them all. may be convenient but growing concern for some psychologists who worry people who prefer smartphones s ts to face-to-fa interaction -- >> reporter: first thing i do when i wake up is grab my phone. i'm addicted because when i'm without it i have withdrawal. >> reporter: matthew isn't the only one living his life completely online. >> reporter: smartphone sales exploded. in 2010 an estimated 302 million devices were sold. by 2016 that number is expected to hit 1 billion, and as those
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devices become more integrated in people's lives, psychologists say smartphone users are in danger of becoming addicted. >> if i don't have my phone i can't do anything, i can't function right. >> i can't go a day without it. if i go one day without it i go psycho. >> the more connected the less we're connects. >> reporter: spets like dr. michael dow say too much smartphone use not only causes people to connect with reality but withdrawal can cause anxiety, insomnia and even depression. >> and actually creates a lot of cortisol in the brain and body, that stress hormone is cardiotoxic so it's very bad, not only for your mental health in relationships but also bad for your biological help as well. for many the power of this addiction outweighs the mental and physical costs and until something smarter comes along, young people on the move like matthew show no signs of putting
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down their smartphones any time soon. betty nguyen, cbs news, new york. >> that t is the wave of the future, the wave of now, what am i saying the wave of the future. i have the droid and still use the blackberry. >> we have two devices but not addicted at all in the least. >> just 12 hours a day. when i sleep i put them on the charger. >> we'll check our,,,,,,,,
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well this week at cbs news we will say farewell to one of our most influential behind the scenes guys ever, victor paganuzzi. >> anyone who has been watching cbs the last 50 years will recognize his work. as he heads off to retirement we want to look back at his career. >> away we go, hey! >> victor began his career with
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cbs television in december 1962. set designer of the jackie gleason show. >> sometimes you just can't rush after every meal. >> soon after he moved to daytime tv, spending a decade building sets for "love is a many splenor thing." he received three emmy nominations for his work on the show. >> we come out with a cbs news estimate -- >> in 1974 he began a 25-year run creating sets for primary elections and inaugurations. ♪ but perhaps his most enduring and recognizable design appears every sunday morning. the trademark plexiglass flat and accompanying sun logo have remain unchanged since the show premiered in 1979 a rarity in the ever evolving world of television news. for the past 12 years, the
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twilight of his career victor worked tirelessly here at "the early show," each set and design greater and grander than the next. his body of work over the last half century is immeasurable. victor never had a resume, didn't need one. he let his work speak for itself. if anyone asked to see a sample he'd tell them, turn on your tv and watch cbs. >> and there he is, everybody, the man. the man! >> i'm so surprised, you captured all of the programs that i've done years and years ago. unbelievable. it's been a great career here at cbs to be truthful to you. i've always been happy and always enjoyed coming to work. it's never been work. it's always been a position and i wish everybody, everybody has a job just as i have had here at cbs. >> we are all very grateful.
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>> very honored. >> it's great every time we see you, we catch you in the hallway. you, we catch you in the hallway. >> we'll miss you.,,,,,,
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a nineteen year old from oakland was killed early this mo good morning i'm grace lee with your cbs headlines. a 19-year-old from oakland was killed early this morning at the end of a police chase. the teen was thrown from his car when he crashed on the 29th avenue off-ramp. this is just off interstate 880. the chp was trying to stop him after they saw his car weaving on international boulevard. he is suspected of driving drunk. it's now been two months since the disappearance of a nursing student in hayward. tonight, family members of michelle le will hold a rally on mount eden park. police have classified this case as a homicide but loved ones say they are still not giving up hope that she will be found alive. we'll get a check of traffic and weather coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. well, we had a couple of earlier slow spots. it looks like traffic is improving. there were a couple of accidents out there including one northbound 880 right before 66. they have cleared the accident out of lanes. now we are just seeing the usual slow traffic in those northbound lanes. your drive time is now about a half hour from 238 to the maze. southbound 880 looks great heading towards oakland
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airport. this was a real earlier problem as well, westbound 237 silicon valley drive accident approaching great america parkway cleared to the right shoulder. residual slowing but things are improving out of milpitas. and to the south bay we go now northbound traffic on 280 no accidents here. this is just a lot of heavy traffic slower speeds from downtown really towards 880 and the highway 17 interchange. that is your traffic. for an update on your forecast, let's go over to lawrence. >> yes, and we are talking about some of that fog around the bay area this morning elizabeth, that's started to lift a bit. looking over the city of san francisco now, the skies clearing out nicely into the next couple of hours and we are going to see plenty of sunshine toward the next couple of days. today numbers heating up already. 90 in livermore, 89 in concord, you're looking at 72 beautiful and sunny in oakland by the afternoon. 83 in san jose. and some 50s and 60s a little more sunshine out toward the coast. we are going to heat up toward friday and saturday, cooling off on sunday. ,,,,,,
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